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Enough Votes In House Of Representatives To Reopen Government, If Speaker Booehner Wants To

October 8, 2013

What has been talked about for days needs to be repeated.  The American public need to know why their government is shutdown.

It is the fault of the Republicans.

There are the votes in the House to approve legislation to reopen the federal government, according to a CNN survey of House members.  All 200 Democrats and 17 Republicans support passing a continuing resolution with no strings attached that would reopen the government. The number 217 is significant in that it is the minimum needed for the measure to win approval in the House.

So that should mean the government shutdown will come to an end, right?

Well, no.

Why, you ask?

Because Republicans have not indicated a willingness to try to force Speaker John Boehner to bring a continuing resolution to the floor for a vote.

Let us recall the words of President Obama about this matter.  “The truth of the matter is, there are enough Republican and Democratic votes in the House of Representatives right now to end this shutdown immediately with no partisan strings attached.”

The American public knows who caused the shutdown of their government, and who is not allowing it to reopen.

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